Who Has The Most Wins At Atlanta Motor Speedway? [Expert Guide!]

The Atlanta Motor Speedway has been a popular motorsport destination for years, hosting NASCAR races and also the World Series of Poker. It is one of the most iconic speedways in the country, playing host to many memorable moments in motorsport history.

The track now hosts weekly NASCAR Xfinity Series races, as well as the World Series of Poker. It has 11 locations around the track, including the Pagoda Plaza, which is a great place to sit and watch the racing.

The Fabulous Fabian Coultard

Fabian Coultard has dominated the field at Atlanta Motor Speedway for years. The French driver won his first NASCAR race here in 2015 and followed it up with another victory a year later. This year, he won again and became only the fifth person to win back-to-back NASCAR races at the track. Although he’s been very successful at Atlanta, his career-best finish came in 2017, when he finished third. His ten wins at the track are only bettered by the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, and Darrell Waltrip.

Coultard started his NASCAR career in 2004 and has raced in the Xfinity Series ever since. He’s racked up 29 top-ten finishes in his career and currently sits ninth in the overall Xfinity Series standings. He also made his debut in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2012 and has since found occasional racing in the Cup Series, where he has one victory and multiple top fives.

Brian Scott

Brian Scott is another great name to know at the speedway. He’s been part of some incredible moments in NASCAR history at the track, winning two straight poles here in 1979 and 1980. He also won the pole position in the World 600 in 1978, which helped him to win that year’s championship. He was named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012 for his accomplishments.

Scott’s winnings at Atlanta are second only to Coultard’s. He has 17 wins and has been a regular performer at the track, qualifying for the playoffs five times. He’ll be competing at the Speedway for the 89th time later this year, so he’s no stranger to the track.

Kyle Larson

NASCAR’s newest superstar, Kyle Larson, will be making his debut at the speedway this year. The 19-year-old is currently the best-performing rookie in the Xfinity Series, sitting third overall with 44 points. Larson has already proven to be a talent, winning the pole position and finishing second at Michigan International Speedway last weekend. He currently leads the series standings by 11 points and has six top-five finishes in his eight-race career at this point. He’ll make his Speedway debut in the #42 Chevy on Saturday, May 12th, looking to make a statement at the end of the season.

Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, and Darrell Waltrip

There are three Hall of Famers currently tied for the most wins at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. They are Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, and Darrell Waltrip. All three have been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and each has an impressive resume here. Earnhardt owns a record-tying four championships and is well-known for being the champion “most hated” man in sports. He also made history in 2002 by becoming the first driver to win the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, and the Southern 500 in the same year. Petty is an eight-time champion and currently holds the record for the most all-time victories at the track, with 76. His son, Kyle, won the pole last week at Michigan International Speedway and followed it up with a second-place finish. Waltrip has three championships and was named Rookie of the Year in 1973, the first of what would be four straight championships. He has 77 wins at the speedway and still holds the record for the most consecutive races without a DNF (Did Not Finish). If you ask us, these three are the best of the best and it’s a great feat that they all have so many wins at one track.

Jeff Gordon

Another three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and ten-time Xfinity Series champion, Jeff Gordon, will be making his debut at the speedway this year. He qualified for the playoffs in 2018 for the first time in his career, which came as a surprise to many given his age (he’ll turn 50 next month). He’s still one of the best active drivers in NASCAR and is arguably the greatest active driver never to win a championship. Despite this, he continues to show up to races and qualify for the playoffs each year, which makes him an inspiration to younger drivers. He’ll make his Speedway debut in the #24 Chevrolet on Saturday, May 12th, looking to add to his nine championships.

Summary

Here’s a recap of the top five drivers at the Atlanta Motor Speedway based on number of wins:

  • Fabian Coultard (Wins in 2019)
  • Kyle Larson (Wins in 2019)
  • Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, and Darrell Waltrip (Wins in 2018)
  • Brian Scott (Wins in 2015, 2017, and 2018)
  • Jeff Gordon (Wins in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2018)
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